Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

The annual Taste of Macintyre is back and better than ever.

Kicking off this Friday, 5th April from 6pm, the grounds of Macintyre will be open the public for a night not to be missed.

“The event is a good mix of food with our alfresco dining and a fair bit of entertainment on outside, so fingers crossed we have the weather on our side, otherwise we dop have wet weather alternatives.” said Luc Farago, President of Macintyre High School P and C.

A Taste of Macintyre is the main fundraiser for the school’s P and C, and the funds raised will go towards a range of benefits for the school and its students.

“The funds raised goes to helping students and getting them into things the department or the school cannot afford, so its an important supplement for our kids.” said Luc.

After a little COVID hiatus, the event returned last year attracting people from all over town and the region, and organiser’s plan to make it even better this year.

While the event might run til late, get in early to not miss out.

“We did sell out of food after a couple of hours so I wouldn’t leave it too late, but we do have more food and more entertainment this year.” said Luc.

“We have woodfire pizzas, curry, lasagna, nachos, lamb on a stick, Filipino cuisine and much more,”

Setting up outside the library, the entertainment will include mainly student items as well as some other surprises.

“There is some real talent in our town, so we will have some of our students from Macintyre High, as well as groups from other schools,” said Luc.

“Last year we had a boys choir which was so bad it was hilarious, they weren’t aking it too seriously, but it was so much fun.”

“We will have Inverell Public School Choir, the Sapphire city concert band and a bush band.”

“There is also a gymnastics display”

50 reasons to celebrate

This year also recognises and celebrates 50 years of Macintyre High School and is encouraging anyone that attended or has a connection to the school to come and have a wander around the ‘walk through time’ display to commemorate the 50th anniversary.

“There will be a display of memorabilia and throw back items which are sure to be interesting,” said Luc.

So, if you are looking for something to do this Friday, head down to Taste of Macintyre.

Entry is free.

“Please come along, you don’t have to be a school student or alumni, this is for everyone and its going to be a great evening.” said Luc.

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